The BFA in Studio Art is a 120 credit degree that is the initial professional degree in the field. As such, it has a concentrated focus on the development of artmaking skills combined with conceptual and critical thinking. The degree is designed to develop the student's consciousness of aesthetic and ideological aspects of art and its relationship to life. Studio studies and experiences are of prime importance in the preparation of BFA students for professional lives in the visual arts.
The BFA at USF requires a commitment to the program of study and an intensity of focus on personal artmaking.
The BFA is the usual degree acknowledged for applications to the higher level Master of Fine Arts degree. It can also be useful preparation for graduate studies in design, architecture, etc.
Professional or career opportunities include working as an artist, designer, consultant, media specialist, teacher, fabricator, imagist or most any job that entails the use of imagination, critical thinking and the production of visual materials.
Disciplines of exceptional strength for BFA Studio students that we offer include: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Installation, Performance, Photography, Electronic and Digital Media and Video. Check out the respective webpages for these areas in our School.